The new Prophecy Collection features four distinct shapes that all share common features. In addition to the guitar style, the model either is an EX (EMG active or the new EpiActive pickups), GX (Gibson USA pickups), or FX (original Floyd Rose Tremolo). Common features include highly figured quilt Maple tops, 24-fret SpeedTaper satin necks, jumbo frets, unique "blade" inlays, Epiphone's new, patent-applied-for Straplocks, hand-stained colors and eye-catching Pearl knobs. Because they're all "Customs", they all have bound bodies and necks. The new Prophecy Collection takes advantage of all the design work and testing we've been doing over the past two to three years.
With its solid Mahogany body with highly figured quilt Maple top and glued-in Mahogany neck, the Les Paul EX has its roots firmly planted in the LP tradition. But that's where tradition ends. A 24-fret Ebony fingerboard with seductive "blade" inlays and jumbo frets give you two full octaves while the active EMG-81/85 humbucking pickup combination provides the punch below every single note. Epiphone StrapLocks provide security for this axe while a LockTone tune-o-matic/stopbar ensure massive sustain.